Preparing for Graduation


SWCC holds commencement exercises each Spring in the Charles R. King Community Center.

Spring 2020 Graduation is set for Friday, May 15th at 6pm.

Candidates for graduation should arrive at the King Community Center no later than 5 pm. Commencement ceremony begins at 6pm in the gymnasium. 

To prepare for graduation:

  • Make sure that any financial obligations you have to the college are resolved, and all library materials are returned.
  • Have your program advisor check to ensure you have completed all program requirements.
  • Verify your SIS mailing address is correct. Your diploma will be mailed to you within 45 days of the graduation date to the address you have listed in the student information system (MYSouthwest) as your permanent address.
  • See the Student Handbook for more information on graduation requirements and Graduation Honors awarded.

Deadline to apply:

  • December 5th for graduates completing programs in the fall or spring semester.
  • April 1st for those completing their program in the summer semester. Students completing programs in summer may participate in the prior spring commencement.

To apply for graduation:

    1. Complete the  online Graduation Survey  Please print your survey confirmation page and give it to Admissions when you pick up your cap and gown.
    2. Complete the Graduation Application below.